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Barbados Visual Media Awards 2019 nominees announced

The Barbados Visual Media Festival Committee has announced the nominees for the Barbados Visual Media Awards 2019. Festival events are planned for Oct 24 to 27. The nominees are: Best Actress Portia Blackman – T h i n g s T o u g h Lia Gadjadhar – G r i e f Chelsii Holder […]

NCF awards Crop Over top performers

Competitors in the various competitions during the recently-concluded Crop Over festival were recognised for their hard work and dedication last night. Just over 100 prizes were given out by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to the top performers and contributors to this year’s Crop Over Festival. That number does not account for those who were […]

Thumbs up for Grand Kadooment

Seven of the 23 bands opted to make their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway, from one of the new starting points – Warrens, St Michael this morning. The bands, which travelled along Green Hill and Codrington Road to parade in front of the judges on Stadium Road, were Aura Experience, Passion Vybz, Betty West […]

Thousands on the road for Grand Kadooment

Amid the sweltering heat, residents and visitors have made their way to the Mighty Grynner Highway as the 2019 Crop Over season entered its final stage today. The highly anticipated Republic Bank Grand Kadooment jump up, which saw some minor changes this year, attracted thousands who have gathered along the final stretch to see the […]

Barbados named one of the world’s top cruise destinations

For the third consecutive year, Barbados has ranked in the Top five spot for ‘Best Cruise Destination in the Southern Caribbean.’ Cruise Critic®, the world’s leading cruise reviews site and online cruise community, made this announcement for its fourth annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards, naming the world’s most popular cruise destinations –as well as the best cruise lines to visit […]

Traffic changes for Sunday’s Soca Monarch

The public is advised that as a result of the annual Crop Over Festival the following traffic management changes will be implemented for the annual Soca Monarch Event to be held at the National Botanical Gardens, Waterford, St Michael on Sunday, between 8 am and 10 pm. During this period the following road traffic rules […]

Play Responsibly with The Barbados Lottery for Crop Over 2019

Crop Over 2019 promises to be an exhilarating summer festival of fun, great music and partying. This year, The Barbados Lottery will be on board again, with a special two-week promotion in July and exciting sponsorship partnerships with several entities and individuals. Starting July 1 to July 15, valued customers are invited to “Play Responsibly […]

Classic was special on Saturday night.

Classic leads a big opening night

Opening night at De Big Show was very much of up-tempo fare, but in the midst of the pulsating party, there were some social commentary offerings that whet the appetites of those at Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church on Saturday night. Much has been said behind closed doors about the relationship, or […]

Rameses Browne

Listen up!

Rameses Browne was the talk of the town on Sunday night as he received an encore for his song Doan Like Rameses which was written by Cheyne Jones. Speaking to Bajan Vibes, Rameses said that his song being released mere days after his passionate video in which he said he was calling it quits was […]

The contestants of 2019 Miss Universe Barbados

Miss Universe Barbados 2019 launches

2019 promises to be an exciting year for the Miss Universe Barbados (MUB) brand. The show, which has been slated for September 7, has a new home at the Hilton Barbados. National director of Miss Universe Barbados Brian Green made the announcement at the media launch and introduced the crème de la crème who will […]

Crop Over Caribbean Identity campaign launched

It was definitely a festive Friday for hundreds of locals and visitors who gathered at the Pelican Village location yesterday for the weekly Festive Fridays Pelican Village Night Market. To make things even better for the large crowd, tourism officials used the occasion for the launch of the Caribbean Identity Crop Over campaign – a […]

Dynamo

Junior Calypso Monarch court swells to 36

Many new faces have joined this year’s Junior Monarch Competition as the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) rolls out its new format. The 36 semifinalists, who were selected from public and private, primary and secondary schools across the island, were announced today. The reformed school competition features 12 individuals in each category – ages six to […]

Hold the plumage

Pampalam Barbados is the newest Grand Kadooment band and it is turning heads. The band, founded by New York-based Barbadian, Simone Arthur, is debuting on Spring Garden Highway for the first time this year and it has brought something new to the road – no feathers.  Its theme, Petals of Paradise, celebrates the flora and […]

Back in the mix

Sammy Sammy Dello Odle is back in the Pic-O-De-Crop competition after a two-decade hiatus. People would remember him from his song She’s A Killer which he performed at Crop Over 1996. This year, the singer-songwriter who has written Loyalty for Summa and Handle It for Mara Rose is vying for the Pic-O-De-Crop crown with his […]

First Citizens Crop Over Launch: A combustion of colour

The streets of Speightstown, St Peter were abuzz as  the sounds of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band at Speightstown Playing Field clashed with the music  from the streets as the Barbados Defense Force Zouave Band led the street parade. The parade comprised of Dancin Africa, Dance Stride, Haynesville Youth, the Israel Lovell Foundation, cheerleading groups such […]

St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway tours off to smooth start

The St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway tours got off to a spectacular start this morning, when the fully booked three-carriage train, Badger, took to the track for the first time in Barbados. With close to 100 people aboard, the first train ride left the starting point at St Nicholas Abbey and went on a journey […]

Excellence in the Arts

By Anesta Henry The 45th staging of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) was a showcase and celebration of the pursuit of excellence in the Arts. Barbadians from all walks of life creatively expressed themselves in song, music, dance, drama, film, photography, cooking, literature, craft and visual arts. As Minister of Creative Economy, […]

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